Sunday, 27 January 2013

You're not 15 forever

In a mere 7 days, I will be turning 16! Hence the title's play on one of my favourite songs by The Courteeners ;) Turning 16 has always been a bitter/sweet situation for me - I know, I completely over think everything! It's on the bitter side because when I was growing up I found that my older brothers and sisters friends who were around the age of 16 were rude and they irritated me loads (one party one of my sisters had ended in my Barbie type-write being broke :'( ). However, I have grown to realize that I had these feelings because of my immature age. And then there is the issue of me not being able to use my Blue Peter badge anymore :/ On the sweet side of things, turning 16 allows me a year closer to being 17, which for me, has always been an age which I am really looking forward to. Also, when I'm 17 I can drive :) As well as the advantage of being a year closer to driving, I have developed the idea that every new age I turn opens up a whole new chapter for me to enjoy; whether it's just simple occasions with my friends, or something completely new, I have all of this to look forward to! As I am turning 16, it's tradition for myself to go on a holiday to Disneyland Paris with my family and some friends, however, I decided that this was a little too extravagant for me. I also had to think of my younger brother, he turns 15 the same day I turn 16, and as much as he would have probably loved to have gone to Disney again, I feel bad about taking him away from the possibility of doing something he wants to. In the words of L'amour Josie, my lovely older sister, she is "thoroughly disappointed" that she is not currently packing her suitcase for a trip to Disney. Yet this way, my brother is able to celebrate his birthday the way he wants too, I have a surprise on the way from my Mum which she has spent AAGGGEESS organizing and I get to see my beloved Grandparents on the actual day of the birthday :) As for my surprise from my Mum, I have no idea what it is, but Ellie and two of my other friends have been informed. The situation with my Mum organizing my birthday for me is quite peculiar because I am obsessed with organizing events for other people, but when it comes to myself, I'm not that fussed, really. We did have talks about a full on Sweet Sixteen shin-dig but I didn't really fancy that. There were also conversations circulating the idea of going to a different holiday destination with my Mum and some friends, but I didn't really fancy that, so for me it's all quite exciting! Regardless of the party planning, I did write a list (or two) and yes! I do still write lists! In all fairness, my Mum did ask for one...
I would love to know how you spent your 16th birthday! -Love Dom x


  1. For a second I thought this said rude brothers and sisters, not friends ;)

  2. Great post, happy birthday for then!:)

  3. Have a great 16th birthday, wish I could go back and do it again - enjoy every moment of it! You'll have to let us know what you mum's secret surprise ends up being :)

    Lauren x

  4. I didn't really do anything special for my 16th birthday. I had dinner with my family and opened presents. But nonetheless, it was still really fun and memorable. :D I hope you have a great 16th birthday. ENJOY!

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